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Pain for almost two years scared of cancer!

Stephenie65SStephenie65 Posts: 1
edited 01/20/2016 - 12:46 AM in Upper Back Pain, Thoracic
Hello, I'm new to this forum and I've been desperate for answers. I've been having thoracic pain since July of last year and it seemed to have started around when I was working out at the gym. I was doing elliptical and treadmill and a few other upper strength excersises and that's around the time I started noticing this horrible Burning sharp pain right where my bra strap clasps connect it seems to be only bad when I'm active like walking around at work or just standing for a while in general it' is relieved by rest and sleep. But then it starts all over again the next day. I had a few X-rays done but no other imaging yet..


Slight S-shaped curvature may be positional or represent minimal preexistent scoliosis. There is minimal lower thoracic disc space narrowing and endplate irregularity. No acute fracture or subluxation.

Minimal lower thoracic degenerative disc disease without acute osseous abnormality.

And here's the other

: Comparison is made to the prior radiographs of the thoracic spine dated

TECHNIQUE: 3 images of the thoracic spine are submitted. These are frontal, lateral and swimmer's views.


12 thoracic rib-bearing vertebral bodies are identified.
The bone mineral density appears normal.
The vertebral body heights are normal, without evidence of compression.
There are stable minimal discogenic degenerative changes involving the lower thoracic spine.
There is no listhesis.
The paraspinal soft tissues appear unremarkable.

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  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,427
    Did you have any questions or other symptoms that you wanted to share?

    Curious what doctor told you about your situation.
    Did you have any other testing done to help find the cause of your pain?

    Are you working with a specialist? Or your primary doctor?
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